Build a Simple Rack for Handplanes
Planes go in and out in seconds with this easy-to-make rack.
Synopsis: This plane rack stores a full set of handplanes close at hand but secure, so your investment won’t be dropped, dinged, or dulled because it happened to be sitting out on the bench. The rack holds the plane by its knobs, suspended from loops made from bootlaces. The soles rest on an angled panel. The system is strong and stable, and the bootlace hangers let you store planes easily so you’ll never leave them lying around again.
Let’s face it. Handplanes are expensive, costing as much as or more than a benchtop power tool. To keep these investments safe, many woodworkers tuck their planes inside drawers or cabinets. Though the tools are safe and sound, it’s a nuisance to keep opening a door or drawer to access the planes while they’re working. For convenience, many folks end up keeping their most-used planes on top of the bench.